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KernelTrap: Filesystems, Politics and the Kernel

Jul 25, 2006, 12:00 (11 Talkback[s])


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"The discussion about why the Reiser4 filesystem has not been merged into the Linux kernel continues on the lkml. Hans Reiser contrasted the struggles Reiser4 has had trying to get merged versus recent discussion about the up and coming ext4 filesystem, 'the code isn't even written, benchmarked, or tested yet, and it is going into the kernel already so that its developers don't have to deal with maintaining patches separate from the tree. Wow. Kind of hard to argue that it is not politically differentiated, isn't it...?'"

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